ABU DHABI // The Emirati mother and daughter who were killed in a Malaysian road accident this week have been buried in Ras Al Khaimah.
Family and friends performed funeral prayers for Hajar Al Tanayji, 34, and Mira Al Naqbi, 13, at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque before they were buried at Al Oraybi cemetery yesterday, reported Al Ittihad, The National's Arabic-language sister paper.
Ms Al Tanayji, who was pregnant with her fifth child, died while receiving treatment at Tapah hospital. Her daughter was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Sunday.
Her husband, Ali Al Naqbi, 38, and their sons Mohammed, 11, Saif, 8, and daughter Moza, 5, were also travelling in the car when it crashed into roadside barrier, but escaped with minor injuries.
The bodies of the victims arrived at Dubai International Airport about 5am yesterday, said Saeed Al Naqbi, a cousin who travelled back from Malaysia with Mr Al Naqbi and his children.
The family had been on holiday in the country since September 3 and planned to return home in time for the beginning of the school year.
The driver of the car in which they were travelling is believed to have lost control, skidded across the road and crashed into railings, the Malaysian vice consul in Dubai said.
The Yemeni driver, who was the family's tour guide, has been identified as Musleh Mohammed. He has been arrested and is helping Malaysian police with inquiries.
Mr Al Naqbi and his surviving children are still in shock at the loss of their loved ones, his cousin said.
Speaking on behalf of the family, Saeed Al Naqbi expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UAE embassy in Malaysia for their moral support and for their assistance in repatriating their loved ones' bodies.
Published: September 11, 2013 04:00 AM